Indonesia has rich medicinal plants. Unfortunately, the lack of information or research has made these valuable plants are not fully utilized or developed. For this reason, Andi Kurnia (Mathematics Education), Qonitah (Chemistry Education), Khusnul Mutohharoh (Biology Education), Khoirriah Widyasari (Biology Education), and David Suryo Negoro (Economic Education) developed anti-mosquito lotion as well as skin care from extracts biduri (calontropis gigantean) leaves. This innovation is developed under the brand “Caleation” which consist of Anti Mosquito Lotion, Biduri Leaf Extract and Dull Skin Solution.
Andi Kurnia said that mosquito repellent lotions are not always safe enough for skin health. To ensure safer mosquito repellent lotions, Caleation developed the product from qualified biduri leaves extract. "This lotion from the biduri plant, besides preventing the skin from mosquito bites, can also overcome dull skin," Andi said.
Biduri basically is a wild plant that lives in dry system, coastal areas, dry grasslands, and low mountain slopes. It can be found in Parangtritis beach area, Bantul. Andi added that biduri plants can actually be cultivated in various soil conditions so that the business of processing biduri as an anti-mosquito lotion is quite promising. "Hopefully the lotion products we make; Caleation can be marketed widely, and opening more job opportunity, "Andi said. (Muhammad Abdul Hadi / JK)